Aimee B. McCrory was born in Houston, Texas. Her work focuses on self-portraiture, feminist themes, the process of aging, and essential familial relationships and their complexities. Her current project is titled Scenes form A Marriage.
Aimee recently signed with Kehrer Verlag, a noted publisher in Heidelberg Germany to produce her first monograph, Rollercoaster: Scenes from a Marriage.
In March of 2023 she was awarded in the 19th Annual Pollux Awards (Barcelona). Major upcoming exhibitions include the Pollux Awards expo in Barcelona (December of 2023) and The Kolga Tbilisi Fotofest in the country of Georgia (May 2023). The Texas Photographic Society selected Aimee for 35th Annual Member’s Show, where she received a Special Merit award (2022). TPS also awarded her with a second place award in New Visions 2022. Her image Lost was included in the She exhibition at A.Smith Galley (TX) in June of 2022 and she received The Directors Award for Ghost Chair at the A.Smith Gallery in February of 2022. Her work has been exhibited at Photo Place Gallery (VT), the Southeast Center For Photography (SC), Praxis Gallery (MN) and the Houston Center of Photography. Through her past association with the Photo Pensato collective, her work was exhibited at Colorado Mountain College (CO) and Sangre de Christo Art Center (CO).
Published in Shots magazines’ Winter Issue 2021 and the Fall issue in 2020, her digital publications include the Texas Photographic Society, Shadow and Light Magazine, One-Twelve Publishing, and the Humble Arts Foundation.
Aimee has done workshops with Keith Carter in San Miguel and is currently enrolled in an intensive mentorship with Chehalis Hegner and has studied with her since 2020. Aimee studied with Lynn Lane from 2014 to 2020 and is a current member of Jane Alt’s critique group. She has been enrolled in the Advanced Photo Workshop with Peter Brown at Rice University since 2021 and in an ongoing critique group led by Jason Langer.
Through her Photo Forum membership at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Aimee maintains a vital relationship with the photographic arts community in Texas and beyond.
Each piece begins with gut instinct, a feeling, or a story begging to be told. At 71, age is a theme I wrestle with both personally and artistically. I find that the reality of my years creates a heightened experience of being alive where every minute counts. The process of growing old is not a culturally glamorous one, and growing old is infused with vulnerability, fragility and fierceness. My greatest influence is the relationship I have with myself and I dive into my own private library of feelings and experiences for inspiration.
Born and raised in Houston, I am influenced by both the suburban landscape and nature reserves and parks. I often seek comfort in the wild places of Texas. I channel and reinterpret the spirits and phenomena I encounter in nature (birds are a favorite) and they become my photographs.